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dc.contributor.authorJeffs, B
dc.contributor.authorRoddy, P
dc.contributor.authorWeatherill, D
dc.contributor.authorde la Rosa, O
dc.contributor.authorDorion, C
dc.contributor.authorIscla, M
dc.contributor.authorGrovas, I
dc.contributor.authorPalma, P
dc.contributor.authorVilla, L
dc.contributor.authorBernal, O
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Martinez, J
dc.contributor.authorBarcelo, B
dc.contributor.authorPou, D
dc.contributor.authorBorchert, M
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-03T14:12:48Z
dc.date.available2008-04-03T14:12:48Z
dc.date.issued2007-11-15
dc.identifier.citationThe Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital. 2007, 196 Suppl 2:S154-61 J. Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1899
dc.identifier.pmid17940944
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/520548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/22210
dc.description.abstractWhen the epidemic of Marburg hemorrhagic fever occurred in Uige, Angola, during 2005, the international response included systems of case detection and isolation, community education, the burial of the dead, and disinfection. However, despite large investments of staff and money by the organizations involved, only a fraction of the reported number of cases were isolated, and many cases were detected only after death. This article describes the response of Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain within the provincial hospital in Uige, as well as the lessons they learned during the epidemic. Diagnosis, management of patients, and infection control activities in the hospital are discussed. To improve the acceptability of the response to the host community, psychological and cultural factors need to be considered at all stages of planning and implementation in the isolation ward. More interventional medical care may not only improve survival but also improve acceptability.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Infectious Diseases Society of Americaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jiden
dc.rightsArchived on this site with permission and copyright 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaen
dc.subject.meshAngolaen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshGeographyen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshHygieneen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshInpatientsen
dc.subject.meshInternational Cooperationen
dc.subject.meshMarburg Virus Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshWorld Healthen
dc.titleThe Medecins Sans Frontieres Intervention in the Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic, Uige, Angola, 2005. I. Lessons Learned in the Hospital.en
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontieres, Barcelona, CP 08001, Spain. bjeffs@doctors.org.uken
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Infectious Diseasesen
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T09:49:01Z
html.description.abstractWhen the epidemic of Marburg hemorrhagic fever occurred in Uige, Angola, during 2005, the international response included systems of case detection and isolation, community education, the burial of the dead, and disinfection. However, despite large investments of staff and money by the organizations involved, only a fraction of the reported number of cases were isolated, and many cases were detected only after death. This article describes the response of Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain within the provincial hospital in Uige, as well as the lessons they learned during the epidemic. Diagnosis, management of patients, and infection control activities in the hospital are discussed. To improve the acceptability of the response to the host community, psychological and cultural factors need to be considered at all stages of planning and implementation in the isolation ward. More interventional medical care may not only improve survival but also improve acceptability.


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